Stay in our country home, sleeping in a spacious, historic bedroom with triple aspect windows & private bathroom. Roam 30 acres of beautiful, bohemian gardens & woodland & grab a glimpse of the romantic sunken garden, where you can even get married! Wander round the perfect market town of Faversham only 5 miles away or venture to Canterbury or the coast. Other rooms sometimes available, please ask.
Lynsted Park, our home, was built in 1599 for the daughter of Sir Thomas More, Henry VIII's councillor, and it was the grand seat of the Earls of Teynham for centuries. In the 1800's it was given a Georgian make-over and was made into the family-friendly home it is now.
We have lived here for 9 years. The house is set in attractive gardens within 30 acres of parkland with woods, cricket pitch, a courtyard and a walled garden containing a tennis court, a sunken garden with wedding gazebo and a kitchen garden.
Your bedroom sits in the Georgian wing and has large windows on three sides with views over the grounds and surrounding countryside. The large room has a very comfortable super king-sized bed with luxury linen and can easily accommodate your own travel cot (no charge) or we can add a travel cot (suitable up to 2 years) for £10 or a single bed for a child for £20 per night per child.
If you are travelling with children or close friends there is a small double bedroom with queen sized bed available next to this large room. We ONLY rent it to those who rent the large room so that the bathroom remains private to your booking. Just ask when you make your enquiry.
At certain times of the year there may be other rooms available in the house.
We hold a licence for limited number marriages or civil partnerships, renewals and welcoming ceremonies. So if you are thinking of any of these why not come for a relaxing weekend and explore the options!
Servicios y zonas comunes
Your room (and the second room next door) is on the first floor and accessible by your own private back staircase. The warm bathroom has a large bath and a power shower (within the bath) for your exclusive use; it is very close to your room. You are in a wing of the house that offers privacy and we feel this is important for both you and us. Downstairs, there is a large, fully equipped kitchen which you may use to make hot drinks and simple meals. As we are a family of five we will be using the kitchen regularly but we can easily work around each other. The garden and grounds are free for you to roam and you are welcome to picnic (in summer, garden rugs, tables and chairs are available) and play on the tennis court and ping pong table. From June-Sept there may be fresh fruit and vegetables that guests can use from the kitchen garden. We have a range of books, puzzles and children's toys so please ask if you would like to use these.
Atención a los huéspedes
We would be very happy to give you guidance about what to do in the local area and can recommend restaurants. We have a list of things to do, places to see/where to eat to help you plan your trip. But we both work so we are not available all the time.
This is a much loved family house with three children, we do our best to keep it looking good and hope that you will too. Sadly, no pets and no smoking inside the house please.
Grew up abroad and always love to travel. Am lucky to be a Geography teacher and never, yet, had a 'dull day at the office'. Keen gardener & cook. Swimming, yoga and good radio keep me thinking and happy. Most important of all are my family and friends.